Areas of Study

The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers an MS in speech-language pathology, with an optional emphasis in bilingual speech-language pathology. Graduate studies in SLP offer an exciting array of academic and clinical experiences that lead to eligibility for the ASHA certificate of clinical competence and Texas state licensure as a speech-language pathologist. Initial learning situations are in the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic, a modern, fully-equipped facility located on the TCU campus. Additional adult and child learning experiences occur during externships in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and schools.

Answers to our frequently-asked questions and instructions for applying to the graduate program can be found here.

We offer graduate program tours, led by current graduate students who give you an insider’s perspective on our program, facilities, and curriculum. Appointments with faculty will depend on availability. To schedule a tour and meeting please contact Lindsey Wurdeman at

The master’s (MS) education program in speech-language pathology at Texas Christian University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 220 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD, 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.

Program Completion rate

Class Completed Within Expected Timeframe Completed Later than Expected Not Completed Students Completing Program
2015-2017 20 0 0 100%
2014-2016 19 0 1 95%
2013-2015 20 0 0 100%

Praxis Examination Pass Rates

Class Taking Exam Passing Exam Pass Rate
2015-2017 20 20 100%
2014-2016 19 19 100%
2013-2015 20 20 100%

Employment Rate in Profession

Class Graduates Finding Employment
2015-2017 20 100%
2014-2016 19 100%
2013-2015 20 100%

  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

A minor in communication sciences and disorders is offered to undergraduate students wishing to enhance their knowledge of speech-language pathology or the habilitation of the deaf and hard of hearing. A total of 18 credit hours is required, which must include COSD 10303 and 10343. The remaining credit hours must be approved by a health sciences advisor in the Academic Resource Center. Of those remaining credit hours, six must be at the 3000 level or above. No COSD course in which the student receives a C or lower may count toward the minor or as a prerequisite for subsequent courses.


Speech-Language Pathology

Students pursuing a minor in speech-language pathology may choose 12 credit hours from the following coursework:

  • COSD 20303 Speech & Hearing Science (3)
  • COSD 20323 Clinical Methods (3)
  • COSD 20333 Phonetics (3)
  • COSD 30303 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing (3)
  • COSD 30323 Speech Sound Disorders (3)
  • COSD 30333 Language Development (3)
  • COSD 30343 Aural Rehabilitation (3)
  • COSD 30363 Audiology (3)
  • COSD 30373 Language Disorders (3)
  • COSD 50323 Counseling Special Populations (3)


Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Students pursuing a minor in habilitation of the deaf & hard of hearing may choose 12 credit hours from the following coursework:

  • 20343 Intermediate Sign Language (3)
  • 30353 Teaching Elementary School Subjects to DHH Children (3)
  • 30383 American Sign Language 1 (3)
  • 30393 Language Development of DHH (3)
  • 40323 Advanced Language Development for DHH (3)
  • 40333 Teaching Speech to People with Hearing Loss (3)
  • 40383 American Sign Language 2 (3)


Related Minors

Many students who major in Speech-Language Pathology or Habilitation of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing choose to minor in areas which would give them additional knowledge in the populations those professions serve. Examples of these minors include healthy aging, child development and Spanish for health professions.